One of the best ways to rejuvenate and restore a more youthful appearance is through a facelift, which is also one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. A minimally invasive facelift involves addressing lax facial skin and fat in the lower portions of the face for a tighter and smoother overall look. The talented surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City use the SmartLift facelift technique to address aging skin for a more youthful appearance and often incorporate additional rejuvenating procedures, such as a forehead lift, neck lift, or brow lift to further complement the results. With the best possible outcome, some patients can look as much as ten years younger following surgery. If you are interested in learning more about minimally invasive facelifts, schedule a visit with Dr. Erik Nuveen or Dr. Courtney Caplin at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates.
Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates's use of the SmartLift facelift technique means no use of general anesthesia, which allows for a faster recovery. Many patients and colleagues refer to the technique as a lunchtime lift or a one-stage total facelift as it provides highly customized results with minimal recovery. Typically performed on the lower two-thirds of the face, SmartLift often includes the neck, chin, and cheeks, improving the entire lower face and jawline. To further customize the procedure, we may recommend procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing, for total skin rejuvenation.
"Dr. Nuveen is a very talented, skilled and caring surgeon. My face and neck look wonderful; not to much and not to little. He and his staff are very experienced, thorough, and supportive. I am so happy with my results and thankful I selected Dr. Nuveen and the CSA facility."- A.L. / Google / May 07, 2015
"What a great experience, I was nervous and Dr. Nuveen and his wonderful staff made me feel comfortable and at ease. I had the smart lift and I could not believe the differences in just one week. The Dr. and his staff answer all your questions even the ones you yourself don't think to ask. I HAD THE BEST CARE... I could not be happier with my results. Better then even I imagined they would be. WOW again what a great experience."- H.F. / Google / Dec 08, 2014
"This is the place to go for ANY cosmetic procedure. I couldn't be happier. From the moment I entered the office door all the way through my 3 post-op visits, I was treated with respect and dignity. NEVER was I pushed into any decision---after expressing what I was unhappy with about my face, Dr. Nuveen accessed the face and had recommendations that were left entirely for me to decide upon. His staff personnel presented several options for prices and payment again with absolutely no pressure. The day of surgery, those gals made sure I was comfortable and we just laughed and a good time. Dr. Nuveen has a very soft voice , is polite and very professional. His knowledge and surgical expertise is well documented and cannot be disputed. I am estactic with the results of my face lift--I look 10 to 15 years younger--the pictures prove it. Do not go anyway to have any cosmetic surgery except to Dr. Nuveen."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 02, 2016
"Dr. Courtney Caplin is the best. My experience with her is one I treasure. I have been getting Botox for years, but her approach was perfect. I feel more confident about my looks after visiting Dr. Caplin. I've never been a fan of fillers, but I am in love with my cheekbones and lips. Plus, I feel like it looks natural. No duck face here. She is about quality, not quantity. I can't recommend her enough."- C.F. / Google / Jul 28, 2016
"This has been my "second chance!" Thanks to Dr. Nuveen who went above and beyond what needs I could meet to fasclitate the necessary procedures. I came in with several difficult problems that required extra attention. He met all those special needs. He changed my life by at least 10 years, most say 15!!!?? He's the most caring and patient surgeoun in the area. I interviewed 7 that have practised 20+ years. Here is where YOU belong. His staff is so loving and kind and check on you walk you through EVERYTHING from day one. Any questions? Answered with concern. Nervous, anxious like me, they are gentle with you. The facility is more like a home setting than hospital, which it is. The anesthesiologist is wonderful, love her. This is more than surgery, these people and, Dr. Nuveen, change lives. Thank you all. Sincerely, Karla K. Strickland. I didn't want anyone to see my before, well, they've been seeing them for 58 years. Here's how i look 1/2318 vs the New Years Eve 3 weeks earlier. This is why you want, Dr. Nuveen??"- K.S. / Yellowpages / Jan 23, 2018
The technique used during each facelift is dependent on the patient’s unique facial features and personal aesthetic goals. Our surgeons use a minimally invasive technique customized to address your specific concerns. We utilize IV sedation versus general anesthesia so that our patients can return to their lives faster. Before beginning your procedure, one of our skilled surgeons will create a detailed treatment plan, which could include a SmartLift facelift, a forehead or brow lift, laser skin resurfacing, injectables, or a combination of these. Our team will ensure you understand the details of your surgery beforehand so we can help you to set reasonable expectations for the outcome.
All facelift procedures are performed in an accredited surgical facility with IV sedation. Many patients are able to return home to rest within a short period of time. However, this is dependent on the number and type of procedures completed during your surgery. If your procedure includes additional facial surgeries, you may need to remain at our surgical facility for a few hours of monitoring before returning home to rest. It is normal to experience bruising and swelling after facial surgery, and you may feel as if your face is being pulled tight. This subsides within a couple of weeks. Optimal results will be evident after several months.
Depending on the technique used and the invasiveness of the surgery, the cost of your surgery could vary. Less invasive facelifts can average between $4,600 to $6,500. For patients whose surgical goals also include treatment of the neck area, the price is closer to $7,500.
Plan Your Procedure
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Will I have scars?
As is the case with most surgeries, there is a risk of scarring. The extent of your scarring will depend on the types of procedures included in your treatment plan. If your facelift includes a brow lift, forehead lift, or neck lift, you may experience scarring. However, our skilled surgeons strategically place incisions in discreet areas that are not easily noticeable once they have healed. To help your incisions heal properly, our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, which should be followed closely.
Who is an ideal candidate?
Most patients in good health who are experiencing the signs and symptoms of aging are good candidates for a minimally invasive facelift. Certain habits and lifestyle choices can impact the elasticity of your skin, leading to early aging. But generally speaking, patients ages 40 – 70 are ideal candidates for facial surgeries. During a consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, one of our skilled surgeons will help you decide how best to achieve your aesthetic goals. If we feel you are not a candidate for a facelift, we can create a customized treatment plan that includes noninvasive procedures, such as injectables and laser skin resurfacing.
What are the risks?
The risks and complications associated with a minimally invasive facelift (when performed by Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin) are rare. However, it is a surgical procedure and unexpected instances can occur. Some of the potential complications associated with a facelift include bleeding, scarring, infection, nerve injury, and poor healing. Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin will discuss these risks with you at your consultation.
What about insurance?
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure and will not be covered by insurance. During your consultation, a member of our team will provide you with a cost breakdown for your surgery and explain the payment methods we accept. In some cases, we may help you apply for medical financing to better afford your procedures.
Are the Results Permanent?
The results of your facelift will be long-lasting. However, the surgery does not halt the natural aging process so your skin will continue to age over time. To protect your results, our team may recommend a self-care routine or annual visits for injectables, such as BOTOX and Juvéderm.